To keep the weight off, studies are showing you need as much as 60 minutes of exercise a day. If that sounds impossible, remember this, you don't have to spend an hour at the gym to get the exercise you need. You can sneak in physical activity a few minutes at a time. Here's how:
If you work at an office, or are going to the store, park farther away from the entrance.
The extra walking can give you 5 minutes of exercise.
Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
This can add 10 minutes more.
During your lunch break, take a 15 min. walk. Ask a coworker to join you.
At home, squeeze in 15 min. of heavy cleaning,
Or playing with the kids.
After dinner, take your dog for a 15 min. walk.
While watching TV, do 5 min. of situps during commercials.
All of this gets you to the 60 minute goal-without going to the gym.